MONROE, Va. (AP) — Virginia state police have charged a man in the shooting of a deputy.
The deputy was shot in the head, but escaped serious injury. He was treated and released from the hospital after the shooting Friday night during a traffic stop in Amherst County.
State police said Trevor Ewers of Monroe is charged with malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer, using a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The Amherst County Sheriff's Office said that after deputies initiated a traffic stop at a post office in Monroe, a passenger in the vehicle shot the deputy. The 22-year-old Ewers was injured when another deputy returned fire. He was still being treated Monday at Lynchburg General Hospital for injuries.